Currency Management

Mesirow Financial is a thought-leading currency management specialist delivering innovative, customized solutions to institutions globally.

About Us

Mesirow Financial Currency Management customizes solutions to suit specific client needs, ranging from passive to active currency risk management. Our innovative solutions are complemented by a commitment to operational excellence and premium client service. With the expertise to provide objective, strategic advice, we partner with our institutional clients to implement best practice currency risk programs for their unique set of circumstances. 

 As a private, employee owned firm, Mesirow Financial is free from many conflicts of interest associated with bank-affiliated organizations or publicly held firms and is fully aligned with the interests of our clients. We manage over $80 billion in currency risk overlay assets for institutional clients in North America, UK, Europe, and Australia.

Mesirow Financial's Currency Management group was named Currency Manager of the Year at the European Pensions Awards 2018 Gala in London. The European Pensions Awards honor the investment firms, consultancies and pension providers across Europe that have set the professional standards in order to best serve European pension funds in these increasingly challenging times.

Our Currency Management Group Agrees to Acquire Global Alpha Team

We are excited to announce an agreement to acquire assets of The Cambridge Strategy Limited (TCS), a UK-based currency alpha investment firm. TCS was co-founded by Peter Henricks, CEO, and Russell Thompson, CIO, in 2003, and offers cutting-edge currency alpha strategies for return-seeking investors. Headquartered in London with offices in Hong Kong and Monaco, TCS has over $3 billion in assets under management.

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Amy Middleton was a Guest Speaker at a PLSA Event in London

Amy Middleton, senior vice president in Mesirow Financial’s Currency Management group, was a guest speaker at a Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) teach-in event in London. The event focused on pension managers, trustees and individuals who want to better understand the foreign exchange market. Amy summarizes the potential impact of currency risk in a pension scheme's portfolio and how to mitigate it.

Our Solutions

Because each of our clients has unique risk and return objectives, we offer a suite of programs to manage currency exposures. Each strategy is client-specific, calibrated to strike the preferred balance between risk and reward, and be responsive to a stated benchmark. 

Meet Our Team

Our team of currency professionals has a broad depth of experience across areas of Portfolio Management, Trading, Operations and Client Management. The solidity of the team, combined with access to senior professionals, is highly valued by clients, ensuring long-standing, strategic relationships. 

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News and Views

Robert Colehan and Edward Baker Featured in Investments & Wealth Institute

In this article, Robert and Edward discuss the pros and cons related to currency hedging versus not hedging.

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Michael DuCharme, CFA featured in Profit & Loss Magazine

In the article, DuCharme examines the challenges associated with firms adopting the FX Global Code of Conduct.

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CLS Delivers Lower Costs with Lower Risks

Since its launch in 2002, Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS) has grown into the industry standard to mitigate settlement risk in foreign exchange transactions.

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Our Partners

For over a decade Mesirow Financial Currency Management has exclusively partnered with Perreard Partners Investment in Switzerland, and Warakirri Asset Management in Australia to provide European and Australian clients with customized currency management services. Our partners provide valuable in-market expertise and deliver locally based client service to Mesirow Financial’s currency clients, while committing to the highest standards in transparency, client loyalty, and independence.

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Have questions or need more information? Contact us at 800.453.0600 or send us a message.

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The information contained herein should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security or investment vehicle offered by Mesirow Financial. The information included has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not necessarily complete and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Any opinions expressed are subject to change without notice. Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. and its affiliated companies and/or individuals may, from time to time, own, have long or short positions in, or options on, or act as a market maker in, any securities discussed herein and may also perform financial advisory or investment banking services for those companies.
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